A.111 getDescriptor

Lists the descriptor file for a virtual appliance or assembly.

Syntax

getDescriptor { Assembly | VirtualAppliance } instance

Where instance is:

{ id=value | name=value }

Description

This command lists the descriptor file for a virtual appliance or assembly. The descriptor (.ovf file) is the main file in a virtual appliance or assembly package, and contains meta-data for the virtual appliance or assembly, including links to external files, such as virtual disks.

Important

The Assembly option has been deprecated. You should instead use VirtualAppliance.

Options

The following table shows the available options for this command.

Option

Description

{ id=value | name=value }

The instance of the object using either the id or name option, for example name=MyVirtualAppliance.

Examples

Example A.139 Listing the descriptor for a virtual appliance

OVM> getDescriptor VirtualAppliance name=MyVirtualAppliance.ova

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